NewsHealthLimerick council to remove asbestos after air testsBy Editor – November 9, 2017 4049 Previous articleMore Limerick people availing of cancer counselling serviceNext articleLimerick TD expects progress on pension discrimination Editor Email Print Facebook Beyond the neon runes TAGSAsbestosattic spaceCarew Parkhealth riskHot PressHSElimerickLimerick City and Council Councilremovalspecialist consultantsVale Avenue Twitter 10-year-olds beating horses ‘up and down’ in Carew Park Advertisement Contractor removing asbestos coatingAs part of the thermal upgrade programme, Limerick City and County Council is to conduct a series of air tests in Vale Avenue, Carew Park beginning this Friday.The testing is being carried out after a survey detected asbestos material in fire resistant packing rope in the hot press area and attic space of the houses.Asbestos was used extensively in building materials in Ireland and internationally up until the late 1990s, due to its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities. Almost all buildings constructed before 2000 are likely to have some asbestos containing material.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials do not pose a health risk. However, they can become a concern if they are damaged, deteriorate over time or are otherwise disturbed.Limerick City and County Council has decided to remove the asbestos material and is liaising with the HSE in relation to the issue.The first stage of the process is air testing, followed by a temporary sealing off of the area, removal of the asbestos material and a follow-up air test.Letters explaining the situation, along with a HSE information leaflet, have been hand delivered to the residents in Vale Avenue, Carew Park.The letter outlines the steps Limerick City and County Council are taking in order to remove the asbestos, while officials from the local authority will be present to further explain the process.Specialist consultants and accredited contractors, who are experienced in the removal of asbestos, have been engaged to oversee and complete the necessary removal activities.See more news here Hot Press award for Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Linkedin WhatsApp Anti social behaviour trapping residents in their homes Watch: Sheil confident Pike can compete on all fronts in 2018/2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stray horses raise injury concerns in Limerick’s Carew Park
Iran became the first team to arrive in Russia yesterday as it touched down at 20:26 local time at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia“Being in Russia is a dream come true for Iranian football. We have achieved this dream through lots of hard work and sacrifices, which only heightens how honoured and privileged we feel to be here. The Iranian national team will relish rubbing shoulders with the best teams in the world and being part of this fantastic World Cup family.â€œWe arrive raring to keep this dream going for as long as possible and we look forward to playing our part in making this the best World Cup ever. We would like to send our greetings to all the other teams and their fans, particularly the people of Russia, who will be hosting the competition. We wish you all a great World Cup,” said the teamâ€™s Head Coach, Carlos Queiroz. Iran’s base for the tournament will be the Lokomotiv Bakovka Training Centre in the Moscow region, and the team will play itâ€™s first match on 15 June against Morocco at Saint Petersburg Stadium.Iran was the first Asian team to book its place at Russia 2018. This is the fifth time the Iranians have qualified for the world finals. Their previous appearances at football’s showpiece event came in 1978, 1998, 2006 and 2014.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
LOS ANGELES — Their jobs are difficult enough under normal circumstances. And these are definitely not normal circumstances.The adrenaline rush that comes with being a closer has taken a hit with no fans in the stands and all the cardboard cutouts can’t make up for the intensity of coming into a one-run game with a real crowd on its feet roaring.“Man, it’s hard. I’m not going to lie about that,” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. “It’s an adjustment that we have to make pretty quick here because it’s so much easier to lift with your fans. If your fans are cheering you or the other side is booing and you come out there and shut it down, it’s so much easier to pitch when it was fans in the stands.“But we’re gonna make an adjustment. Just try to keep focused more and more and (stay) locked in. Don’t try to fight it. Don’t try to find it, like, ‘I want to dig in and find that adrenaline.’ Just let it happen and when it comes it comes.” At least at home, closers can count on the customary intro song — in Jansen’s case, “California Love” by Tupac Shakur — and an accompanying hype video on the scoreboard. “Honestly,” Jansen said, that feels a little empty this season.“It’s so much different when that song is playing, that intro is playing and the fans are in the stands,” he said. “It’s not about the song. To me it’s how the fans are cheering when you come in and just get you up, get your adrenaline going. That’s the one thing that you don’t feel when you come in and Dodger Stadium is shaking. But we’ve just go to go through it.”Many players are no doubt trying to get through it by artificial means — energy drinks like Red Bull. But Jansen has had two surgical procedures on his heart to treat atrial fibrillation and laughed off the idea of chugging energy drinks to get up for a save opportunity.“If I drink Red Bull, call the doctors for them to shock my heart again because I’m telling you — 100% — I’m going to go back into A-fib.”Related Articles DJs and in-game entertainment can only turn the music up so loud and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged the lack of fans hits a team like the Dodgers harder than others. The Dodgers have led MLB in attendance each of the past seven seasons, topping out at a franchise-record 3.9 million in 2019 with 28 sellouts in an 81-game home schedule. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It does,” Roberts said when asked if this season’s empty stands impact the players. “I just think that when you’re playing in other ballparks where they don’t draw the way we draw maybe not as much. But here, it’s a big change. It’s a big difference.“And I think that when you’re talking about the later innings with relievers facing us with stress for them to have to deal with 50,000 fans on their feet it’s a lot different than the piped-in music. So those young relievers — or any reliever, I guess, as an opponent — it’s considerably easier, in my opinion.”Hitters have their own challenges posed by the faux fan noise. Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock said he had a hard time hearing the home-plate umpire during the game Sunday.“I think yesterday was a little kind of mellow and then today the fans were going nuts today,” he joked. “I couldn’t hear the umpire from 10 feet away from me, it was so loud. … It’s not bad. It’s just weird when you’re not used to not being able to hear the umpire.”SEAGER STATUSCorey Seager was out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game Sunday. Roberts said Seager remains day to day with a lower back injury but does feel “a little bit better than he did two nights ago” when he left Friday’s game in the third inning.“It’s kind of the same progression — treatment, no baseball activity,” Roberts said. “It’s going to be a day to day thing. We’re not considering the IL right now as far as the back date. We just want to see give it a few days and kind of reassess.”Seager injured himself when he dove for a ball in the second inning Friday night. An examination after the game found no structural damage.